Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Trans-Mississippi Photo Archive

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Lucius Burdick enlisted as a private in Company E, 11th Kansas Volunteers, at Emporia, Kansas, on August 25, 1862, and was mustered into service on September 12, 1862. He was promoted to second lieutenant on January 19, 1864, at Benton Barracks, Missouri, and assigned to Company H, 65th U. S. Colored Infantry. Burdick transferred to Company B on November 4, 1864. He was then transferred to Company F on August 15, 1865, and promoted to first lieutenant.

Burdick and the other members of the 65th U. S. Colored Infantry were mustered out of service on January 8, 1867, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Carte-de-Visite by A.D. Lytle, Baton Rouge, La.

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Meeley-Pvt.-Michael-C.-31944Michael Meeley enlisted on August 28, 1862, and was mustered into Company E, 13th Kansas Infantry on September 20, 1862.

The 13th Kansas Infantry was organized on September 10, 1862, at Atchison, Kansas; the regiment fought in the 1862 battles of Newtonia and Prairie Grove and the 1863 capture of Fort Smith.

Meeley received a disability discharge on October 15, 1863, at Camp Stanton, Kansas.

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Joseph Ford enlisted as a private in Company G, 13th Kansas Infantry, on September 6, 1862. The 13th Kansas was organized on September 10, 1862, at Atchison, Kansas, and fought at the 1862 battles of Newtonia and Prairie Grove; the unit also preformed provost and garrison duties in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and the Cherokee Nation.

Ford was promoted to corporal on July 15, 1864, and was mustered out with his regiment on June 26, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Carte-de-Visite by White’s Photographic Rooms, Little Rock, Ark.

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Henry Knowlton was commissioned a second lieutenant on September 5, 1862, and mustered into Company K, 33rd Missouri Infantry on September 11, 1862. On May 4, 1863, he was promoted to first lieutenant; promoted to captain on January 30, 1865, he was assigned to command Company D.

The 33rd Missouri Infantry was engaged in the Battle of Helena and participated in the Red River campaign, including the Battle of Pleasant Hill. The regiment also fought at the battles of Tupelo, Nashville, and Fort Blakely.

Knowlton mustered out with the regiment on August 10, 1865.

Carte-de-Visite by Anderson & Turner, New Orleans, La.

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